At Froschberg
More legends

The Hermit on the Froschberg

A new tale about a hermit, Mount Froschberg in the Siebengebirge, and frogs. Not so long ago, in a little town below the Siebengebirge, there lived a man who was very friendly, but also extremely pessimistic. He always feared that something might not be as it should be, and that something might go wrong.

Siebengebirge tales: The Seven Giants
Traditional Legends

The Seven Giants

A traditional legend about seven giants that might explain how the Siebengebirge, the Seven Mountains, came into being Once upon a time, River Rhine did not flow from its spring in Switzerland through Germany and the Netherlands into the North Sea as it does today.

Traditional Legends

Roland’s arch

Already from far you see Roland’s arch above Rolandseck. He reminds us of Roland and Hildegunde, two lovers who were not blessed with a happy end. It takes place in Charlemagne’s Carolingian Empire.

Mount Lohrberg, dragon Bouffe-Bouffe
Dragon legends

The Fiery Man of Lohrberg

The old tale of the Fiery Man of Lohrberg comes here in a new version. At the Lohrberg once lived an evil man, bailiff on a big estate. He let the people under him go hungry and cheated their wages out of them. It gave him a special pleasure to torment the peasants and most of all the children.

Siebengebirge tales, The Spook from the Basement
Dragon legends

The spook from the basement

A new tale from the Siebengebireg about pumpkins and Halloween, Our hero is dragon Bouffe-Bouffe of Lohrberg. When you drive through the villages in autumn, you see already from far pumpkins in wonderful colors in the producers’ displays.

Medieval castle Rosenau
Middle Ages Legends

The Maiden of Rosenau

The old legend about the Maiden of Rosenau comes here in a new version. The Counts of Rosenau were members of the lower aristocracy, and it was no secret that they were deeply in debt. The present Count of the Rosenau, a ruffian and lout, wanted to solve the problem by marrying into money.

Siebengebirge tales, Liba of Ölberg
Middle Ages Legends

Liba of Ölberg

A traditional legend from the Middle Ages in the Siebengebirge. Liba of Ölberg and her love Werner g0t caught between the political fronts. Back then, Kunibert, the Lord of Ölberg, fought with the Archbishop of Cologne, Engelbert, over predominance in the Siebengebirge.

Siebengebirge tales, The Haunted House
Dragon legends

The Haunted House

In this new fairy tale from the Siebengebirge, Dragon Jupp of Nonnenstromberg faces a haunted house. Don’t worry, this haunted house does not really exist, we shouldn’t take dragon Jupp’s stories literally. This dragon with the classic Rhineland name lives in a cozy barn on Nonnenstromberg.

Siebengebirge tales: The Treasure of Rosenau
More legends

The Treasure of Rosenau

The old legend of the treasure of the Rosenau comes here in a new version that includes the sassy maiden and her dragon. At the beginning of the 20th century, there was a hotel close to the ruin of the Rosenau. It was a nice house, run by a friendly landlord, in which the guests felt welcome.

The Reclused of Nonnenstromberg
Dragon legends

The Reclused of Nonnenstromberg

The old legend of the Reclused of Nonnenstromberg comes here in a new version, honoring the two ladies’ fighting spirit. It takes place in the time of the crusades, around 1195. Like many other knights from the Rhineland, Buchenhard, the Lord of Ölberg, had taken the cross and left for Palestine with the Emperor. He was reported missing.